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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boyfriend mean? 

  The noun BOYFRIEND has 1 sense:

1. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

  Familiarity information: BOYFRIEND used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


beau; boyfriend; swain; young man; fellow

Context example:

if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

Hypernyms ("boyfriend" is a kind of...):

lover (a person who loves or is loved)

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

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